“The facet arrangement of a round brilliant does a great job at hiding inclusions. However, to reach maximum sparkle and get the full potential out of a round brilliant diamond, we recommend choosing an Excellent cut (EX) or Very Good (VG) cut grade”.
- Alison Cooper, Co-Founder of Alicia J
Round diamonds were first created in the 17th century, originally called European cut diamonds. Although circular, they were very different from today’s classic round brilliant diamonds. The first 58-facet cut was developed in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky, an engineer and diamond specialist known as the father of the round brilliant diamond. In his thesis, Diamond Design, he published a formula for cutting diamonds proportionally. According to this, the best-cut stones feature a 53% table, 59% total depth and a knife-edged girdle. Now, technology allows modifications to this formula to alter it to perfection, giving us the well-loved modern round brilliant shape.
- It is the only cut the GIA can issue a cut grade for, making them significantly higher in value and popularity.
- Round brilliants are a timeless classic that will never date.
- The light-reflecting qualities create a wonderful, bright diamond with superior sparkle.